Monthly Archives: September 2013

top of the pops! (+ wallpapers)

top of the pops!

Today’s illustration is inspired by Jony Ive’s lovely gradients and some reflection on being spawned in the 1980s.

Here are some iphone ios 7 wallpapers based on this. Go on, funk up your screen even more 🙂

iPhone 4 versions

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iPhone 5 versions

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Traces – drawing dance and movement

Traces - drawing dance and movement

I’m currently working on a project with dancer and artist Liisa. The idea follows on from our past collaborative drawing on the Portobello mural.

Liisa creates an improvised dance using a technique where she fully immerses herself in the movement. I draw her movement also picking out certain forms in her body that catch my attention in a fight between gesture, figurative and abstract drawing. This is the first drawing above. I make the drawing with a Japanese brush style ink pen.

After the movement Liisa writes her experience. I then make another drawing from the memory of what just happened. This is the second drawing above.

We have an idea to keep doing this and possibly collate the work somehow into an exhibition and/or a book.

‘Traces’ is a working title.